Fossils

Fossils

The Stone Age never stopped because the stones ran out. Interest in the fossilized remains of prehistoric organisms often started with uncovered ammonites or belemnites from Jurassic or chalk deposits. In prehistoric times, these fossils were collected by humans as amulets and used for medicinal purposes. Fossils have a great attraction for people and they certainly always will. Ruben Robijn is always looking for new fossils. You will understand that every fossil is unique and only 1 exists. We sell the fossils in three main groups:

- Ammonites
- Petrified wood
- Other fossils

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Other Fossils

At De Goudsbloem, an assortment of fossils is for sale all year round. Fossils appeal to our imagination. Everything you touch is millions of years old. Our kids love it. Seeing fossil shark teeth already enraptures them.

What do we have in stock at De Goudsbloem?
- Shark teeth. From very small to the largest shark teeth. These shark teeth are available separately but are also packed with a nice display card. For the real guys they are tied to a leather thread and it can be worn around the neck.
- Orthoceras. They were beautiful beasts and these fossils are 400 million years old. The orthoceras fossils are common worldwide and are very similar to today's squid.
- Desert rose. Is a mixture of the mineral gypsum and sand grains that are embedded in the crystal lattice of the mineral. It is not a pure mineral, nor is it a rock in the strict sense. Desert roses are very popular collectibles. In complementary medicine, beneficial effects are attributed to the desert rose. It provides insight and flexibility. Works well with chronic fatigue and radiation. Gives the wearer new options and possibilities.
- Trilobites. The trilobites are among the best known fossils and are much older than the ammonites or dinosaurs and have known an enormous diversity during the Paleozoic with over 15,000 species.
- Mosasaur teeth. The Mosasaurus lived about 270 million years ago and was a lizard. They were huge. This is clearly visible in the teeth that we sell here. There are many questions about the Mosasaurus, whether or not they were a reptile. Most fossil finds were in coastal waters but also in freshwater lakes. It seems that the animal was suitable for various aquatic environments.

Ammonites

Ammonites are among the most beautiful fossils with their coiled shells. They are a subgenus of the Cephalopda squids). They were shellfish that were found in very large numbers in the last Paleozoic and throughout the Mesozoic. They are found as fossils.

The shell is usually made of Aragonite. Where the shell has been preserved, layers of mother-of-pearl can provide a special color palette. Small ammonites are often found in pyritised form.

Ammonites are most closely related to the squids. These animals probably had ten arms. Ammonites came in hundreds of varieties and species. They almost all have the same floor plan: a flat spiral shell.

Petrified wood

Petrified wood is in fact a kind of fossil, in which all organic materials have been replaced by minerals such as silicates and quartz over the course of millions of years. The structure of the wood was preserved.

The process of petrification takes place underground. This is because the tree gets buried by sediment, this process of petrification can take millions of years. The groundwater that slowly seeps through the soil deposits minerals, causing the lignin and cellulose to rot.

Depending on the rot and deposition, if they go at the same speed, the shape of the cells is maintained. This allows us to distinguish the growth rings of the tree in some cases and we can see the smallest details.

We come across petrified wood in all kinds of colors due to the variation of deposits of minerals such as iron, copper, manganese etc.

Petrified wood is also attributed a healing effect. It brings the wearer zest for life and shows him the positive sides of life. Promotes detoxification and excretion.

Teakhout schaal ca. 25x15 cm
Teakhouten schaal met afmetingen van ca. 25x15 cm. De schalen zijn allemaal uniek en kunnen afwijken van de foto's.
€42.50
Ammonieten paar geopaliseerd nr.12
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Ammonieten paar van 16,5 x 14 cm, deze fossiele ammonieten zijn van A kwaliteit en komen uit Madagaskar. Het gewicht is 1,254 kilo.
€198.00
Orthoceras sculptuur nr.6
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Orthoceras fossiel pilaar van 21.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm en 1250 gram. Orthoceras is een fossiel van een soort pijlstaartinktvis. Vindplaats Marokko.
€87.50
Orthoceras sculptuur nr.5
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Orthoceras fossiel pilaar van 20 x 7 x 6 cm en 1110 gram. Orthoceras is een fossiel van een soort pijlstaartinktvis. Vindplaats Marokko.
€77.65
Orthoceras sculptuur nr.2
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Orthoceras fossiel pilaar van 21 x 8 x 5 cm en 1220 gram. Orthoceras is een fossiel van een soort pijlstaartinktvis. Vindplaats Marokko
€85.70
Fish fossil Brazil No. 3
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Fish fossil with dimensions 30 x 8 x 6 cm and 1.64 kg. This fossil is approximately 115 million years old. This fish fossil has been found in (northern) Brazil.
€196.00
Fish fossil Brazil No. 2
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Fish fossil with dimensions 13 x 6 x 3.5 cm and 317 grams. This fossil is approximately 115 million years old. This fish fossil has been found in (northern) Brazil.
€39.00
Fish fossils Brazil, p kg
Fish fossils, the price is per kilo. These fossils are approximately 115 million years old. These fish fossils have been found in (northern) Brazil. Sizes vary from 12 to 35 cm long (approx. 250 grams to 1.7 kg each). Pay attention! Each piece is unique and can therefore differ from the photo.
Ammonite tractor wheel rough large
Raw ammonite in tractor wheel shape of approx. 13x16 cm. Pay attention! Each piece is unique and can therefore differ from the photo.
€71.50
Ammonite tractor wheel rough XL
Raw ammonite in tractor wheel shape of approx. 16x19 cm. Pay attention! Each piece is unique and can therefore differ from the photo.
€116.50
Petrified wooden disk Madagascar 25-60 grams
Petrified wooden disc from Madagascar, this is between 25 and 60 grams and about 4-7 cm in diameter. Pay attention! Each piece is unique and can therefore differ from the photo.
€9.80
Versteend houten schijf Madagaskar 60-100 gram
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Versteend houten schijf uit Madagaskar, deze is tussen 60 en 100 gram en ca. 6-10 cm doorsnede. Let op! Ieder stuk is uniek en kan daarom afwijken van de foto.
€14.50
Orthoceras XL plate No. 2
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Orthoceras piece of 67 kg and 97 x 75 cm and about 10 cm thick. Orthoceras is a fossil of a type of squid. Location Morocco.
€1,360.00
Mosasaurus jaw
Mosasaur jaw in sandstone / mother stone, the jaw is approx. 10 cm long.
€48.00
Fossil brain coral
Fossil brain coral, piece between 5 and 8 cm. Pay attention! May differ from photo, each piece is unique.
€8.00
Ammonite 'tractor wheel' No. 2
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Ammonite 'tractor wheel' of 390 grams and 10 cm long, it is so called because of its clear profile on the shell.
€91.25
Ammonite 'tractor wheel' No. 1
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Ammonite 'tractor wheel' of 740 grams and 12 cm long, it is so called because of its clear profile on the shell.
€173.00
Ammonite 'tractor wheel'
Ammonite 'tractor wheel', the price is per kilo, it is so called because of its clear profile on the shell. Weights range from 80 to 750 grams (6 to 12 cm in size).
€234.00
Orthoceras sculpture No. 3
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Orthoceras pillar of 22 cm high and 1420 grams. Orthoceras is a fossil of a type of squid.
€99.00
Orthoceras sculpture No. 4
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Orthoceras pillar of 16 cm high and 1190 grams. Orthoceras is a fossil of a type of squid.
€83.60